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Topic: Bronstein Apartments




In February, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said she envisioned tearing down the Bronstein Apartments, one of the Nashua Housing Authority’s low-income housing units.

The Nashua Housing Authority, which own the 48 units on Myrtle, Concord and Pine Streets, are moving forward with a proposal to tear down the complex. Many of the families living there are willing to say goodbye to Bronstein to get away from the crime and find a safer place to raise their children.

The Telegraph examines the housing authority’s plan to demolish Bronstein and the idea of creating mixed income housing in the city. The six-day multimedia series will include a live public forum on Thursday at 7 p.m.

In this series

Sunday, September 16, 2012



Monday



Tuesday



Wednesday



Thursday



Friday

  • • Coverage of live forum where community members get to speak to the experts.

  • • The projects: Jaimie Valeras doesn’t like people calling Bronstein the projects.



Bronstein Apartment News

Plans to demolish Bronstein apartments still on the shelf, grant funds to be used to repair complex

NASHUA – The Nashua Housing Authority received a grant last week that can be used for demolition work. But the city’s housing officials have no … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2013

Nashua Housing Authority foresees ‘complete uncertainty’ from sequestration, puts hold on Bronstein demolition plan

NASHUA – Looming federal sequestration cuts have put the Nashua Housing Authority’s hopes of demolishing the Bronstein Apartments on hold for at least half a … Full story    
Published:  March 16, 2013

Food pantries play a big role for Tree Street residents videocam

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of The Telegraph’s ongoing series examining the people who live in and around the Bronstein Apartments and the Nashua … Full story    
Published:  December 30, 2012

Job training offers hope, not guarantees videocam

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Telegraph’s ongoing series examining the people who live in and around the Bronstein Apartments and the Nashua … Full story    
Published:  December 29, 2012

New Nashua Housing Authority board chairman hopes to ‘expedite’ answers on Bronstein

NASHUA – Families living at the Bronstein Apartments can rest easy this holiday season, knowing that a plan to raze their homes has not yet … Full story    
Published:  December 28, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Neighbors have mixed views of the housing project  videocam

NASHUA – Richard Frenette has lived across Central Street from the Bronstein Apartments public housing complex since he was a boy. He’s now in his … Full story    
Published:  December 28, 2012

Aldermen OK funds for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate Chestnut Street apartments destroyed in 2011 fire

Out of the ashes of an eight-unit apartment building on Chestnut Street, a new affordable housing duplex will be built in the city’s core. The … Full story    
Published:  November 14, 2012

No “ground-up” NeighborWorks housing projects planned in Nashua, but director agrees with “diverse” stock

NASHUA – A new nonprofit in town that considers itself a “family housing provider” agrees with the concept that economically diverse housing opportunities are good … Full story    
Published:  November 13, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: To invest in neighborhood, Nashua officials vow to include resident voices

If all goes according to plan, the Bronstein Apartments will start making way for visions of mixed use and opportunity for residents as early as … Full story    
Published:  September 21, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Mom of 2 feels ‘projects’ label wrong

Anyone familiar with Nashua knows that people in the city commonly refer to the Bronstein Apartments as “the projects,” even those who live there. But … Full story    
Published:  September 21, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Mixed-income housing in Nashua goal of experts

Even when policymakers agree that mixed-income neighborhoods are the blueprint for healthier communities, there is no single path to achieve economic integration, and no guaranteed … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Mom, student, LNA, faces illness, housing uncertainty, with strength

Cynthia Reese grew up off Northeastern Boulevard, but she spent her teen years at the Bronstein Apartments because that’s where “the cool kids hung out.” … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Facing loss of church and home, Bronstein family’s faith is strong

For Priscilla Chaires’ family of seven, decisions by local officials could disrupt not one, but two of their homes. For more than three years, their … Full story    
Published:  September 19, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Crime level no different from city

Emma Laureano has lived in the Bronstein Apartments for nearly 20 years, and is known around the complex as “Abuela,” which means grandmother in Spanish. … Full story    
Published:  September 19, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: A look back

Nearly four decades have passed since 10 men and one woman, ceremonial shovels in hand, lined up for a groundbreaking photograph on a gravelly corner … Full story    
Published:  September 19, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Family finds shelter and insecurity

When Joanne Cassamajor left Brooklyn for New Hampshire 12 years ago, she was looking for a quieter life. After moving into the Bronstein Apartments a … Full story    
Published:  September 18, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Federal funds cannot keep pace with local housing authority’s need, officials say

When you live in public housing, it can feel like Big Brother’s eyes are always on your back. Let your girlfriend stay overnight a few … Full story    
Published:  September 18, 2012

Beyond Bronstein: Commissioners with final word on Bronstein on board with demolition

NASHUA – The five board members who will decide the fate of the Bronstein Apartments are prepared to roll out the wrecking ball if the … Full story    
Published:  September 18, 2012

Bronstein: Home sweet home for 1 busy family

Walk into Lawrence Degree’s living room and you’re greeted with the sounds of chaos typical of a busy family: videogame gunfire, music playing from a … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2012

Bronstein: To raze units, move people still debated

Twelve years ago, the Nashua Housing Authority argued it needed to raze half the “severely overcrowded” Bronstein Apartments and relocate tenants in order to sustain … Full story    
Published:  September 17, 2012

Waiting list for public housing can stretch on for years

Someone seeking Section 8 rental assistance today can expect to see housing help come by the year 2020 – eight years from now. Rental assistance … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2012

One man has become Bronstein residents’ voice

Jorge De Leon had no idea that a mayoral slip of the tongue would send him on a crash course to become a kind of … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2012

Section 8 can be a valuable, but uncertain, choice for Bronstein residents

The term “Section 8,” which refers to housing choice vouchers, comes from the part of the bill that created the program. It’s one of the … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2012

The grass is greener outside Bronstein, residents, housing staff say

NASHUA – Ask the people who live at the Bronstein Apartments what they think about their home, and many say it ranks far down on … Full story    
Published:  September 16, 2012

Parents at Nashua’s Bronstein Apartments have hope for kids’ future

NASHUA – Kids at the Bronstein Apartments public housing complex have the same ambitions as many young children: to be singers or cheerleaders or surfers. … Full story    
Published:  September 9, 2012

Telegraph series to explore urban housing

A note to our readers: For nearly 50 families, the Bronstein Apartments are not a political talking point about poverty. They’re home. This summer, The … Full story    
Published:  September 9, 2012

Telegraph series to explore urban housing

A note to our readers: For nearly 50 families, the Bronstein Apartments are not a political talking point about poverty. It’s their home. This summer, … Full story    
Published:  July 15, 2012

Celebrations at the Bronstein Apartments are few on Fourth of July

NASHUA – Walking around the Bronstein Apartments complex Wednesday, one might not have even realized it was July Fourth, a holiday traditionally marked with barbecues … Full story    
Published:  July 5, 2012

At meeting of Granite State Organizing Project, local members say anxiety high at Bronstein Apartments

NASHUA – While some have said they would welcome the chance to move from the Bronstein Apartments if the decision is made to raze the … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2012

Telegraph, ‘crowdfunding’ journalism site join forces

In a move that both sides describe as a hopeful experiment, The Telegraph has teamed with a Nashua blogger and free-lance writer to seek “crowd- funding” … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2012

Bronstein residents tell Housing Authority they’re ready to move out

NASHUA – Maria De Leon grew up in the Bronstein Apartments and now lives in the public housing complex with her children. It doesn’t mean, … Full story    
Published:  June 13, 2012

Bronstein man gets questions answered, group meeting planned with Nashua Housing Authority

NASHUA – When Jorge De Leon sat down at the Nashua Housing Authority on Wednesday, he translated his favorite Spanish saying into English: “I don’t … Full story    
Published:  June 7, 2012

Bronstein residents discuss rights, demolition process with GSOP, legal counsel Wednesday

NASHUA – For months Bronstein residents have learned about potential demolition and relocation plans for their community through rumors, a local nonprofit group, and the … Full story    
Published:  May 31, 2012

Bronstein residents deserve better housing opportunity

The Bronstein Apartments were constructed as a part of the Myrtle Street urban renewal project 38 years ago. Today, Bronstein houses 198 people, with 108 … Full story    
Published:  May 27, 2012

Mayor, about your Bronstein tactics …

For the past three months, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau has told pretty much anyone who would listen that she made a big mistake when she shared … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2012

GSOP members say private meeting with mayor about Bronstein ‘went well’

NASHUA – Amid cries for more information on the fate of the Bronstein housing project, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and the Nashua Housing Authority met with … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2012

Bronstein residents speak out about demolition plans, relocation options

NASHUA – The Bronstein Apartments complex may have its problems, but the biggest issue now facing residents are the rumors and lack of communication surrounding … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2012

Nashua nonprofit to discuss possible relocation plans with Bronstein residents Wednesday

NASHUA – If officials were exploring plans to demolish your home, would you fight back or lobby for specific relocation services? Representatives from the Granite … Full story    
Published:  May 15, 2012

Housing Authority planning one-on-one meetings with Bronstein residents

NASHUA – Residents of the Bronstein Apartments soon will get answers about the future of their homes. One-on-one meetings are in the works for residents … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2012

Over at Bronstein, silence not golden

For elected officials, determining the right time to share pertinent information with constituents is oftentimes a no-win situation. If you tell them too soon, you … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2012